The Morning Dispatch: What’s Happening in Texas

Happy Thursday! 2024 presidential candidates, prepare yourselves: The Iowa State Fair has 64 new food options this year, and you’re going to have to try all of them.

Good luck with the spicy pickle cotton candy, rattlesnake corn dog, and Flaming Hot Cheeto funnel cake.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Centers for Disease Control released provisional data on Wednesday showing drug overdose deaths rose to 93,331 in 2020, a 29.4 percent increase from 2019.

  • The White House said Wednesday that the State Department, Defense Department, and Department of Homeland Security will later this month begin evacuating thousands of Afghan interpreters that worked with U.S. forces through “Operation Allies Refuge.” Once evacuated from Afghanistan, they will wait in another location while their special immigrant visas are processed.

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